Verification exercise confirms Uganda hosts Africa’s largest refugee population, but funding fails to match. 19 NGOs call on international donors to share responsibility and increase funding
What CARE International does in Uganda
CARE International has worked in Uganda since 1969.
In recent years, Uganda has taken in more than 1 million refugees and asylum-seekers from neighboring countries experiencing conflict and famine. On top of this, Uganda is at risk of outbreaks of diseases like cholera, malaria, and Ebola.
CARE Uganda supports refugees and limits the risk of disease outbreaks by providing both refugees and their hosts with comprehensive services including water, sanitation, and hygiene services, shelter, and diverse job and livelihood opportunities. We also focus on preventing and responding to gender-based violence and improving access for women and girls to sexual, reproductive, and maternal health.